Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Movement against Disabled Discrimination

From Voice of the People

New movement for disabled just starts

Solidarity Against the Disabled Discrimination launched 5th Sep.

by Suh Jeong Hwan

Solidarity Against Disabled Discrimination in South Korea opened the ceremony for its establishment in 5th Sep., Gwanghwamun while the government-led ceremony for Disabled People's International World Assembly was held at the same time. It was the first program of the 'Days for disable people in action'.

△The disabled people join the ceremony for the establishment of SADD ⓒJun Munsu, Voiceofpeople

It took three years for SADD, the united progressive organizations for the disabled people's right, to be launched and that was the time of tearful struggle.

The comittee for establishing SADD occupied the subway rail to demand convinient and safety measures for disbled after one of them met the death from a fall in the subway station.

As one serious disabled man who can't move by hiself died but wasn't found for a long time, the members of the committee took various acts to introduce the supproting system for disable's moves.

Kim Okjin, the chairwoman of the Solidarity for the Educational Right of Disabled, addressed that she couldn't participated to the DPI World Assembly though she was invited. "I hope to be with you, my comrades struggling for the human right of disabled people like my son rather than to be a guest in the brilliant cereomny" Mrs. Kim said.

SADD criticized that the government was proud that it enacted the Prohibitionla Law against Disabled Discrimination while it was them that had struggled to push the law but not the government itself.

SADD stated that belows should be carried out to improve the disable's human right and the NGOs in SADD would keep struggling to make it.

-Increasing the budget for disabled people from recent 0.29 percent of GDP to 2.5 percnet like other countries in OECD.
-The disable's pention.
-The quater of public rent apartment.
-The social responsibilities for sopporting system for disable's moves.

SADD are going to open conferences, exhibitions, festivals, assemblies and etc for three days.

△Disable's tents in front of the Sejong Cultural Holl where the 'Days for disabled people in action' is going in ⓒJun Munsu, Voiceofpeople

△Disabled people moving on the crossroad. ⓒⓒJun Munsu, Voiceofpeople

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